The Demon’s Healer by Camellia Dawn

Camellia Dawn - The Demon's Healer Cover ben83uTitle: The Demon’s Healer

Series: Under Demon Rule 01

Author: Camellia Dawn

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (38K words)

ISBN: 978-1-64243-811-6

Publisher: Siren Publishing (21st May 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: The Demon Prince, Brennen Vyskala, is dying and nobody can figure out why. If he doesn’t find a healer soon, he won’t live to see his 100th birthday, and his dream of final-ly uniting his kingdom will die along with him.

Aribel Tyre is a healer. Held prisoner in a secret room behind the Phantom Nightclub, he uses his gift to keep him and his brothers safe. When a group of demons come asking for him to come heal their prince, he finds himself facing a past that comes back to haunt him.

Brennen is thrilled when he discovers the beautiful healer is his mate, but he never ex-pects Aribel to reject him. His world shatters as his only chance at a happily ever after slips through his fingers. Can Aribel overcome his past abuse and learn to trust his mate before it’s too late or will Brennen die before he gets the chance?

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Review: The Demon’s Healer is the first book in the series Under Demon Rule by Camellia Dawn. Dawn is a completely new author to me, so I didn’t know what to expect in terms of writing. However, the blurb indicated that this book was right up my alley. I had flagged this book to read it when it first came out but it dropped off my radar until recently.

The book follows Demon Prince Brennen Vyskala and timid human healer Abriel Tyre. The two couldn’t be any different. Brennen is a prince and with only months until his one hundredth birthday, he is under great expectations from his father when Brennen takes over as king after his coronation which is scheduled for short weeks away. The only problem is that Brennen is sick, on the verge of death and only his closest friends know that unless a healer can do something, Brennen wouldn’t make it to his coronation. That is when Brennen’s closest confidant finds a healer that could help Brennen. That healer is, of course, Abriel Tyre. He is being held against his will in the back of a club because of his talents – not only is he a healer but he is also an empath. Abriel finds out that he is leaving the club, but the only way he would do so is if he takes his brothers with him.

From the start things are not easy for Brennen and Abriel. Brennen knows that the human is his mate, however, past abuse and a terrible experience has Abriel running from his fate. Abriel is hot headed and is quick to jump to conclusion, which is a majority of the source of drama in this book. The only problem being he needs to get over his baggage before his mate dies.

I won’t go into things more. The plot is quite simple, but it was well written and was a fun read. I found that I liked the writing style and found it easy to sympathise with Abriel, despite the fact that if he was written slightly differently I would find him dislikeable for being so hard-headed. I also liked the chemistry between Brennen and Abriel, they work well together and I think that they give a certain hope for the future of the Demons. The other thing that is good is that we have now had the world and characters set up for the next books in the series.

Book 2 has recently been released and I am totally keen to read it, especially after I read the blurb and saw which characters that we in this book are involved.

I recommend this one for people that like paranormal romances, the demons and magic makes this a fun read.

Bear the Heat by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Bear the Heat Cover 74h4j3Title: Bear the Heat

Series: Maple Grove 01

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (June 24, 2019)

Length: Novella (105 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: When John “Moose” Zitelli discovers that the human who was beaten by a lion shifter and two demons is his mate, he decides to stick around Maple Grove. Moose is glad of his decision when a murder takes place in the sleepy town. Now that Grayson is the new town sheriff, his mate is gonna need all the help he can get to solve the crime. The suspect pool is residents with secrets to hide, but Moose is determined to find the killer and win his mate’s heart.

Grayson Copache doesn’t want to be the new sheriff, but he promised he’d take over the job. His first day finds him knee-deep in trying to figure out who is vandalizing the town. Then a murder happens and Grayson has no idea who the suspect is. But with the help of his sexy mate, some steamy sex, and a deputy who despises him, Grayson is sure he can crack the case.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-865-9

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Maple Grove collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series is one of the cutoff series and I would suggest starting with book one in Brac Pack.

Grayson has been beaten by a lion shifter and two demons, found out that there were indeed more than human’s out there, found out that he had a bear shifter as a mate. To top that off he was now the sheriff of their little town, to bad he had not wanted the job. Now someone was destroying other peoples property and a murder has been committed.

Moose was a bear shifter who loved his sweets. He has found his mate and getting through the man’s hard head was difficult. However they are mates. He was going to keep his mate safe and if that meant following the man, getting in his way and helping with the case, well so be it. This is going to be fun to watch.

This is one of those series that you need to read another series to figure out what was going on prior to the book. Moose might eat you out of house and home, but he is as sweet as his deserts. I love the characters that this author comes up with . They are a blast to read and there is quite a bit of humor with them. This is a world that I would love to be a part of what with the crazy family these guys have.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I can guarantee that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

The Bear Naked Truth by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - The Bear Naked Truth Cover g3t53Title: The Bear Naked Truth

Series: Bear Essentials 03

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren Publishing (30th May,2019)

Length: Short Story (68 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Heart

Blurb: Harvey Colton was Dwayne’s mate and they both knew it. He’d always known it. It was just too bad that Harvey decided to go off and play soldier instead of claiming him or even talking to him about it. By the time he remembered Dwayne existed and came back, Dwayne wanted nothing to do with the man. Life just didn’t ask him what he wanted. Duty and bonds of friendship had him following his best friend as they left their old clan and went in search of a new one. Unfortunately, Harvey decided to come along, as well, and he was making Dwayne’s life miserable, insisting that they were mates. Harvey Colton never denied his mate, and that was the one part Dwayne didn’t seem to understand. He simply couldn’t claim him when he had a duty to the military. When his brother is banished, Harvey feels compelled to tag along, especially when he learns Dwayne is going to. Now, if he can just get his mate to agree to talk to him.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-873-4

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Harvey and Dwayne were mates but due to an commitment with the military, Harvey left. Dwayne was not only hurt but he was angry and he was definitely showing it. Now they were all looking for a new home after Harvey’s brother was banned from their home due to becoming an alpha. It seems sitting in a long car ride might just be the thing for them.

It is a cute story that was just to short to truly get into. I had trouble remembering the previous stories to catch who was who. Which basically means a night of reading them over for me. I love bear shifters and their love of honey. It always makes me laugh when it is mentioned. I understood Harvey a lot more than I did Dwayne, however good reason he had to be mad, just didn’t really do him. He came off as more whiny then shifter. However I still got a kick out of them.

I can honestly say that these are stories that will be read many times over. I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to see what the next story has going on.

Picture Perfect Lies by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Picture-Perfect Lies Cover 453gthTitle: Picture Perfect Lies

Series: Cade Creek 20

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Siren Publishing (June 28,2019)

Length: Novella (82pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Senator Wilson Khor II came to Cade Creek to meet the son he never knew he had. He didn’t expect to meet the man of his dreams. When someone starts digging up secrets from his past, keeping his political career may be the least of his problems. It could cost him the man he’s falling in love with.

Jayden Grant had one job. Dig up dirt on Senator Wilson Khor II. Finding out why he was in Cade Creek was just part of the deal. Falling for the senator was not. Yet, Jayden found himself pretending to be someone else just to spend more time with the handsome man. But lies have a way of catching up to people and Jayden is no different. He just has to hope Wilson will still want him when the dust settles.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-909-0

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Cade Creek collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Wilson’s father is quite an ass, or should I say he was. He left his son a letter and video of all the evil he had done. He let Wilson go through life not knowing he had a son or that his son’s mother had died when he was young. He wanted to get to know his son but was afraid the fact that he was a state senator would bring the press in. He had not expected to meet Jayden.

Jayden was a b-rated reporter who loved to take pictures. His boss was an idiot and he knew the moment he mentioned he saw the senator, he screwed up. Especially after the one night of hot sexy times they had. Now he had to find a way to fix it all.

I fell in one with this series in the beginning, although I have to say that Happy is still my favorite. In this story these guys just seemed to work together although Jayden’s reaction was funny as hell. With such a serious topic this story has quite a bit of humor mixed in which makes it stand out even more with me. Seeing the guys from previous books were a hit, especially Happy. I love when the town stands up to the bad guy and shows their feelings right from the start.

I wished it had been longer but I can honestly say that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over. I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next story.

Assassin’s Soul by Shea Balik

Shea Balik - Assassin’s Soul Cover t64h6Title: Assassin’s Soul

Series: Paranormal Wars: Amur 02

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (June 20,2019)

Length: Novella (134pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Divine Death had been on a mission since the day he understood the torture others were willing to inflict on him and his kind—to kill them all. As an Amur Leopard shifter, his ability to sneak up on anyone made him one of the best assassins in the world, but it came at cost, the loss of his soul.

Pacey Chapman was someone who liked to hide from…well, everything. Having been hurt in the past by too many people to count, including his own family. As a bunny shifter, he was considered weak—prey—both descriptions fit him far too well, especially when he was afraid of his own shadow.

The moment Divine and Pacey met, their worlds tilted. But how does a hardened assassin and a terrified bunny find a way to coexist? Fortunately, Fate has a plan that allows Pacey to discover being brave isn’t about not being afraid, while Death discovers it’s possible to have the one thing he thought impossible—a soul.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-859-8

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Pacey and several of this siblings were kicked out when they were teenagers just because their parents couldn’t afford to feed them. Pacey was the only one that had no place to go. He has been hurt by not only his family but by many others. So he feared anything and any one. He is a cute bunny shifter that lived through a horrible time and many thought he was prey. So imagine this cute bunny shifter meeting Death.

Death has spent most of his life in a lab being tortured and experimented on. He didn’t feel anything for anyone. He killed because he was good at it. He is also a leopard shifter who is mated to a bunny shifter.

It has been some time since I read the first book for this series and the books from the one that is connected to it. So I was not as in tuned with it as I would have been had I read all the books at once. The characters are pretty cool to read about and their stories will have you in tears. Two different lives living in horrible situations came out of it with two different reactions and this author managed to hit it on the nail. What each went through was different they still manage to heal the other. This world that they live in was pretty unique and I liked hearing about it, in a way. I felt bad for Koda though, but your going to have to read to figure out that statement.

I can honestly say that Pacey will be my favorite in this story. I do admit that I think the story came off a bit rushed especially Pacey’s part. One moment he is so fearful but then he is basically jumping Death. It also felt just a bit jumbled and didn’t flow as well as it should have for me. Other wise it was a great story.

I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading the next book.

Saving Sawyer by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Saving Sawyer Cover th63frTitle: Saving Sawyer

Series: Mech Warriors 02

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (July 18, 2019)

Length: Short (79pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Allied Defense Force soldier Stefan Andres lost the love of his life two years ago in a terrifying mech attack. He harbored hatred in his heart until his friends convinced him Sawyer might still be alive. Dealing with the guilt of shooting his commander isn’t nearly as overwhelming as discovering Sawyer is actually alive. What he learns when he finds the man might be more than even he can handle.

Lewis Sawyer loved Stefan more than his next breath, which was the only reason he forced himself to stay away from the man after escaping the mechs. What was done to him could put Stefan’s life in danger. When a nighttime attack forces him to come out of hiding, he has to face his demons, and the love he left behind, but will Stefan see him as the man he was or the monster the mechs made him?

ISBN: 978-1-62741-804-1

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand 

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: For many years Stefan followed his team and commander. He fought mech’s, saved humans, searched for his commander’s man. However when the man he loved was killed he blamed Roark for it. He was stuck in his grief. That is until Frankie suggested that just maybe Sawyer was still alive. That was after he made the mistake of shooting Roark. Now he was determined to find the man he loved.

Sawyer had been abducted by the mech’s two years ago and for six months they kept him. Then he escaped but hid away from his team. The mech’s had done things to him that he just didn’t think anyone would accept him. Either that or they would experiment on him. Then after a fight with some baddies he knew he had to let Stefan know he was alive. Then wait for the man to kick his ass.

A virus killed millions over ten years ago, a warrior changed, some exciting new twists to the story and lets face it this was a big hit with me. The characters were fun to read about and their stories just made me wish I was there with them. What was truly shocking was that the virus didn’t have anything to do with the aliens but with the government. So two different dangers with pretty much the same ending, death.

The thing that I didn’t much care for was how Sawyer didn’t show much trust with his team nor with the man he loved. It moved maybe a bit to fast for me in parts of the story. However it doesn’t take away from the story to much.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to read the next story. I can guarantee that it will be read many times over.

Slaves to a Voice by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - Slave to a Voice Cover 45n3mlTitle: Slaves to a Voice

Series: Elementals 01

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Fantasy, Menage

Length: Short (56pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (19th June 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Ferno, god of fire, has a problem. His stars are dying. Enlisting the help of Fross, god of snow and ice, a deity he’s already in love with but knows that their union can never work, he and Fross are flung into a dastardly plan to destroy all things Elemental. Ferno meets an old foe, Ibi, who’s on a revenge mission, determined to destroy everything Ferno loves…and put the Elementals out of business. Heading for Igneos, a volcanic world whose core has cooled, Ferno meets Moth, an Enigmuss worker. He and Fross fall headlong for the cutie, and in their Enigmuss disguise are able to kiss one another for the first time, setting sparks flying. In the midst of trying to reverse the weapon Ibi’s set in motion, Ferno, Moth, and Fross must figure out a way to co-exist after their mission is completed…if they survive Ibi’s murderous plot.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-851-2

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Ferno and Fross team up to find out how to stop the damage that is happening to worlds. They meet Moth an enigmuss, who sounded the alarm about Ibi. The sparks fly between the three as they try to stop Ibi’s plans from continuing.

There are a lot of characters at play throughout this story. Gods, a creator and enigmuss, a worker class of people who are influenced by Ibi’s lies. Moth is one two exceptions to this as neither succumb to the hypnotic voice.

I loved that more than one individual is involved in the evil plot as it adds a harder ploy to catch them all as is the case with most other stories. I look forward to reading more about the creator, gods, and the men mentioned that work for the creator that have been mentioned.

Highly recommended.

Finding Frankie by Stormy Glenn (2nd Edition)

Stormy Glenn - Finding Frankie Cover 748jnTitle: Finding Frankie (2nd Edition)

Series: Mech Warriors 01

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (May 2014)

Length: Novella (146pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Ten years ago, Roark lost his lover to a virus that killed millions. He’s searched for Frankie ever since. But bringing Frankie back might cost him more than his sanity. It might cost him his life.

Ten years ago, a virus swept the planet, killing millions. Just as the human population was starting to recover from that disaster, mechanical aliens invaded Earth looking for iron–and they had no problem exterminating the human race to get it.

Anthony Roarke lost his lover in the first wave of the virus. Frankie’s family secreted him away in a cryogenics facility until a cure could be found. But that was before the mechs invaded.

Roarke has searched for Frankie since the day he disappeared. Once word reaches he that Frankie has been located, Roarke wastes no time in going after his lover. But brining Frankie into the new world might cost him more than his sanity. It might cost him his life.

ISBN: 978-1-62741-804-1

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Ten years ago out on a date, Frankie had been injected with a virus that had killed million’s of people. He had been turned into a popsicle to keep him alive until a virus had been created. The problem was that had been five years before Frankie had been saved. His parents had placed him as far from the man he loved. So when Roark brought him out he had no clue of the new world or the dangers that existed.

Roark was the commander of his team keeping them alive, saving those in danger, taking out the mechs and looking for the man he loved. He knew he was going to have to explain what was happening but damn if his heart didn’t sing.

There was only one part of the story that I absolutely hated and that was mentioning to a man he loves that he slept with three guys. However I understood the reasoning for him letting him know due to the fact that one of them was at their camp, so it was all good. Plus Frankie punching the guy once was a fine addition. As always the author has created a world that is not only fascinating but kept my attention throughout. I loved the guys and their friends quite a bit. I really liked Frankie’s spunky attitude.

This story was a blast and I can honestly say that it will be read many times over. There is a serious tone to it, but humor was mixed in. It was the perfect story to me and I can’t wait to get started on book two.

The Prince and the Frog by Sophie Martin

Sophie Martin - The Prince and the Frog Cover me492Title: The Prince and the Frog

Series: Stories, Tales, and Legends: Retold 01

Author: Sophie Martin

Genre: Fairy Tales/Myths, Fantasy

Length: Novella (111pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (13th September 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Prince Ivan’s father believes his sons should find wives the traditional way–by going on a quest. This most fervent wish sends Ivan to his destiny. A magical forest, swamps, and strange dreams are just the beginning of the prince’s bad luck. Not only does his chosen bride prove to be a frog, she is also a he!

With an ancient magic involved, Ivan and Vasiliy the frog have no choice but to marry. But their problems aren’t over yet. First a test of worthiness threatens their blossoming relationship. Then there is the small matter of the magical curse Vasya is under. Finally, Ivan’s impatience rips the two apart.

Can the prince fulfill the impossible quest and thwart the most feared wizard in the world (aka his father-in-law) to get his frog back? And will Vasya begin an all-out magical war to return to his prince?

ISBN: 978-1-68295-476-8

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Ivan’s father loves sending his sons on quests. This time he thinks it is time for his sons to find their other halves so has them shoot fate magic arrows in different directions and follow them to where they landed. This is where Ivan meets Vasya. Unbeknownst to him Vasya is the son of a powerful wizard being punished along with his friends for a prank gone wrong. So when the two meet Vasya and his friends are in their animal skins.

I really enjoyed the story and the subsequent adventure these two journeyed upon. Ivan is resourceful and gets help from Vasya’s friends unbeknowst to him. I loved everything about this story. It was cute, sweet, adventurous and action packed.

Well written and intriguing. Great read.

Worst Plan Ever by Jo Penn

Jo Penn - Worst Plan Ever Cover j38dhTitle: Worst Plan Ever

Series: Milson Valley 11

Author: Jo Penn

Genre: Paranormal, Shape-shifter

Length: Novella (136pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (10th April 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: This was his worst plan ever. Trent Sanchez was only going out for a coffee, just an afternoon break from all the responsibilities, and somehow he ended up a hundred miles away!

It was a mistake, a foolish act. He’d had a fantasy plan, not a real one, but here he was on the run with Billy, a plucky human who had nifty little concoctions that saved them from Renegades.

He wasn’t sure anyone could forgive him or would understand. He had a job to do, one that saved thousands of lives. But when innocents died and he found he couldn’t save everyone no matter how hard he tried, Tre faltered. Even his gift wasn’t working properly anymore and his beloved bear, Tredd Croggen, who he’d fallen for the moment they met, was gruff and annoyed with him. His head hurt and his thoughts were jumbled. Tre was lost, but he was fighting to get back what they’d had.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-100-1

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Tre gets overwhelmed with everything and decides to off for a while without telling anyone including his mate Tredd.

Things are not as smooth as he would like when he meets Billy being mugged. The two then set off for an adventure. Tredd eventually catches up with them and they discuss the stress Tre’s been under.

I liked that Tre and Tredd talked eventually. Tre was under way too much stress and suffering for it. I felt he had no life to do what he wanted. Especially when everyone seemed to keep him under lock and key twenty four seven. Billy was sweet yet knew how to hold his own in a fight for a human.

Good read.

Chasing Denver by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Chasing Denver Cover mwp02bTitle: Chasing Denver

Series: Honey Haven 04

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Suspense

Length: Short (64pgs)

Publisher: Siren Bookstrand, Inc. (April 29, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Gus has been in love with Denver since first laying eyes on him nearly a year ago, but Denver is a recluse, staying tucked away in his attic suite. He has no idea what’s wrong with Denver, and although Gus has tried, the youngest Cabell brother refuses to utter a single word to him. Until one morning Denver starts to talk to him, and their lives are changed forever. ​

When he was a teenager, Denver accidently killed his best friend. He hadn’t meant to let his beast loose, and has lived with his guilt ever since. Afraid of losing control again, Denver keeps himself locked away, even from the one human who has come to mean everything to him.

When some friends Gus met online shows up at the hotel to help him ghost hunt, Gus starts to suspect all is not what it seems, and it’s up to Gus to save Denver’s life when his suspicions are confirmed. .

ISBN: 978-1-64243-766-9

Purchase Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Honey Haven collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Gus has his heart set on Denver and tries to show it. The problem is Denver pretty much ignores everyone and stays in his room. He knew something was wrong with Denver, but it wasn’t till he found out that not only was Denver a shifter but a bit about his past. When two online friends show up for a ghost hunt, Gus’s isn’t to sure about them. He did invite them but there was something off about them.

These stories crack me up especially when Gus is always speaking about ghosts. Wait for the surprise, it is going to be a scorcher. However these stories don’t flow as well as they should and there is always something missing from them. This one was no different but I can’t put my finger on what it is. Other than that small issue, this story is quite different and very quirky. I got a kick out of them. Although I must admit that the ghosts being thrown in at the last minute was a bit weird. I mean two years and no one has seen them till now just doesn’t flow with me.

I had a blast reading it and look forward to seeing more from this author. I will admit she is a favorite of mine.

Griffin by Jane Perky

Jane Perky - Griffin Cover 3484hmqlTitle: Griffin

Series: Wild Bear Mechanics 02

Author: Jane Perky

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Short (50pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (22nd May 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Ben Miles always knew it was tough being a human sheriff to a town occupied by monsters. When Ben falls hard for a monster of his own in the form of werebear mechanic Griffin, Ben knew his entire life was about to change. For the better or worse, Ben isn’t entirely sure, but he’s certain the sparks between Griffin and he won’t die down any time soon. Would picking Griffin mean surrendering his career in law enforcement or could he find a balance between love of his bear and love of his job?

Griffin Dawson’s only been obsessed about two things, fixing cars and a particularly smart-mouthed and strong-willed human sheriff. When destiny leads him to Ben, Griffin knows its time he made his move. Ben was born to be his mate and nothing would get in the way of him claiming Ben, not even a war between his bear clan and the resident werewolf biker gang.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-782-9

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Griffin and Ben have been dancing around each other for a while.

It takes Ben getting attacked by one of reapers wolves for Griffin to make his move. But the sheriff has his own mind and despite Griffin wanting him to stay safe and out of danger Ben has a job to do with finding proof against the wolf pack and their shady dealings to get rid of them for good.

Great read with plenty of suspense, danger and action.

Piston by Jane Perky

Jane Perky - Piston Cover 3472jnTitle: Piston

Series: Wild Bear Mechanics 01

Author: Jane Perky

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Short (47pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (8th May 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Personal assistant to an insufferable boss, Bob heads to the town of Lily Valley run his boss’ errands on a weekend, only to bump into sexy werebear Alpha mechanic Piston Royal. Bob’s never had any luck with love. He’s too busy with his career but Piston’s not a man who’s easily ignored. When things get hot and heavy between them, will Bob risk his heart, along with his career, to be with a wild bear mechanic?

Piston’s preoccupied with three things, keeping his car repair business afloat, reeling his unruly crew of were bears in, and avoiding any confrontation with the resident werewolf biker gang in town. He can’t afford any distractions but he can’t deny the sizzle between Bob and him. A war’s bound to break out in Lily Valley and Bob’s only human but when the enemy Alpha takes what’s rightfully his, Piston has no choice but to retaliate.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-781-2

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Piston is a grizzly shifter and owner of a car repair business meets Bob when his car breaks down and he calls for assistance. The two hit it off and Piston Knows he’s the one but when he tells Bob the human goes back to his job only to realize he’d rather be with Piston.

There is a werewolf pack that always makes trouble for Piston, his clan of bears and the entire town. To make matters worse there is more going on than they realize at first and when Bob decides to come back he runs into trouble with the wolves who take him hostage as a way to get rid of Piston for good.

Good read.

Raphael by Fel Fern

Fel Fern - Raphael Cover 3483jmTitle: Raphael

Series: Abel’s Bloodline 02

Author: Fel Fern

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Short Story (76 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (August 1, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Some scars can never heal and Derrick knows he can never return to his old life after the trauma he’s experienced with a rogue vampire group. One reckless night nearly costs Derrick his life, but his unexpected guardian angel appears in the form of Raphael. Raphael’s the only reason Derrick’s maintained his sanity, but he never thought he’d see the vampire lieutenant again. Derrick doesn’t understand his magnetic attraction to Raphael but he intends to find out if there’s a possible future between them.

The vampire Raphael has never been interested in finding a mate, until Derrick Pace. After their kidnapping ordeal, Raphael’s closely watched out for Derrick, although he doesn’t comprehend why. When a new enemy rises, Raphael decides he’s done watching his mate from the shadows. He intends to claim Derrick, even if that means igniting a fight with another vampire coven.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-316-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Abel’s Bloodline collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Derrick had thought his brother’s problems were mental, but then he proved that it was more than that. It had led them straight into the paranormal world and monsters. He had been captured along with a vampire, tortured. It almost got him killed. Now he tried to stay away from that type of life, but his mind kept reminding him of Raphael.

Raphael has found his mate and decided to leave him alone. He had not wanted a mate but he wanted Derrick. He watched him to keep him safe, but one is never safe from the past.

This story has a dark tone to it that I didn’t care for. It is a very unique story that is very entertaining. The only thing is that even though it is a short story it feels like it comes off longer. You get excitement, danger, a new world and some sweet sexy times in this book and quite a bit more.

I will admit that even though I did like it, it is not one of those stories that will get read more than once.

Power of Sight by A.M. Halford

A.M. Halford - Power of Sight Cover 23484hwTitle: Power of Sight

Series: Mages of the Nether 04

Author: A.M. Halford

Genre: Fantasy

Length: Novella (168pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (3rd January 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Zachary Bradford has spent his whole life running from the future he’s seen, not wanting to accept it. He definitely doesn’t want anything to do with Titus Lucius, the man his parents have arranged for him to marry, and who he’s secretly loved for years.

Titus has been tasked with finding the new Royal Seer. A search that leads him to his betrothed, Zachary. He must make Zachary accept both their new relationship, and the future he’s running from. He doesn’t have an easy time of it, as Zachary is determined to keep him at arm’s length, and hide from the truth of his own destiny.

The final battle for the balance of both our world and the Nether is finally at hand, and everything hinges on Zachary’s ability to see the future. He must accept fate, even if that means losing the one person he loves above all.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-887-5

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Because of a future he has seen in a vision Zachary does everything he can to push Titus away from him. He does not want to be a royal seer in the least. Titus is tasked to find the royal seer and is surprised when he discovers who it is.

I really liked Titus and Zachary. Though I understood Zachary’s fear his constant moodiness got on my nerves. Titus was strong and determined which I liked in a character. This was a great addition to the series that I enjoyed reading.

Great read.

Milo’s Angel by Marcy Jacks

Marcy Jacks - Milo's Angel Cover 2384gl1Title: Milo’s Angel

Series: Alpha Wars 05

Author: Marcy Jacks

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Novella (92pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.

Heat Level: Sextreme

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Milo can’t remember a normal life outside the farm. The vampire blood farm. He knew it wasn’t right, he knew there was something out there better for him, but he never had the chance to escape, or to know a proper life. His feelings for Orin, the dominant wolf shifter who arrived out of the blue, who looked at Milo with such heat, made him want to live again.

When Orin pulls Milo out of the vampire farm, he can barely let himself hope for something with the other man. One kiss is all it takes to let Milo know this is the real deal.

And then Orin abandoned him.

Heartbroken, Milo never thought he would see him again, so when Orin returns, broken and on the brink of death, Milo will do what needs to be done to return the favor to his mate, and get his answers.

Orin saved him, Milo now needs to save Orin.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-846-2

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I loved this story of Orin trying to do what is right and Milo demanding to stay by his side when Glendon banishes him from the pack for what he did to Jake. Milo was a sweet, timid fox shifter saved from the vampire blood farm by Orin.

He’s also Orin’s mate. Along with the struggle still between Fergus and Parker and the two disappearing after vampires attack while they are out made for an interesting story.

Good read.

Hartland Knights by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - Hartland Knights Cover 2383ytgTitle: Hartland Knights

Series: Blue Platoon 04

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Paranormal, Suspense, Ménage 

Length: Novel (190pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (13th May 2019)

Heat Level: Sextreme

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Craig, Amos, and his mates are desperate to protect the most vulnerable from the bigotry and brutality of shifters who’ve had things their own way for far too long. A new danger rears its head, the mysterious Dermot Bairre, a man with links to the past, when the first shifter alpha, ancestor to Amos Hartland, tried to unify the shifters, and was betrayed in the worst way.

Bairre has a secret, and is on a mission of his own, aided by his crew, a band of demons who need human blood to survive. Amos must decide what Bairre’s relationship is to Dara O’Shea, a shifter whose blind ambition threatens to expose them all. The O’Sheas have a weak alpha, Seamus, and an unstable future, leading Seamus’s mate to flee with their unborn son, frightened that Dara will try to take power by eliminating the future heir.

It’s time for Blue Platoon to step up again, like knights of old…Hartland’s Knights.

ISBN: 9781642438031

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Dara is closing ranks on Amos and his mates as he takes out those he sees as weak and unfit. He recruits others for his nefarious plans. I really enjoyed the history about who Bairr and his crew were but I was disappointed that their telling of why they had a connection to the Trawley’s and Collier’s was cut short.

Quite a few battles take place as a lot happens to different members of Hartlands pack as a result of rescuing and or protecting others. Those who were once enemies become allies when they are attacked and hurt. I love the way the series is going so far. The tense situations, action, sarcastic comments, and love all combine to make for a fantastic addition.

I am looking forward to reading more and seeing what happens next in this exciting series.

Sasha and Dante by Bellann Summer

Bellann Summer - Sasha and Dante Cover 239uklTitle: Sasha and Dante

Series: Operation True One 03

Author: Bellann Summer

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (105pgs)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (March 1, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: After finding a secret scroll that told of danger and great love, Dante Johnston’s cousins decide to set out on a journey to find their true ones. Being claimed by a grumpy Kodiak grizzly bear shifter isn’t something Dante would ever accept, but he’d go along for the ride. Someone had to be the logical one in the bunch. Meeting his True one, Sasha Kodiak, turned Dante’s world upside down, literally.

When Sasha’s brother needs him to come home, he goes home. Peaceful Siberia will wait for his return. Walking into a church to find a man waving a plastic rose as a weapon against a bear shifter wasn’t what he expected. Sasha finds mouthy, prickly, and temperamental Dante fascinating. Sasha has his hands full. Killing people because they’re stupid is out. Finding who is kidnapping and torturing Johnston’s is at the top of the list. Oh, he also has to break it to Dante that he’s carrying twins.

ISBN: 9781642430912

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Operation collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall sory arc and cross over characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

I have ready pretty much every book this author has came out with and am always amazed at her gift at giving an amazing story. This particular series is very unique and always keeps one on their toes. The characters are a blast to read about and damn if they are not feisty. My attention was caught from the first line and kept all the way to the end. It is the perfect length for me and I get a kick out of the guys. Sasha is about to meet his match.

Dante and his cousins had found a scroll that explained their crazy birthmark. It also told of a story full of hate and deceit from the bear shifter world. Believing in the story, the bears would kill all who had the mark. Dante is a feisty and argumentative young man who is a prima donna of drama. He has just found his mate, and if that man gives him one more order he was going to dye his eyebrows pink.

Sasha had always believed in the story so imagine his surprise when he finds out the truth. He has also found his mate, and damn if that man is not giving him hell. To bad many others believe the old ways, and keeping his mate safe is on the front line. Of course when his mate finds out he is pregnant with twins, he might want to run for cover.

I don’t really care for the way the bears attitude causes havoc but it sure is a blast to see Dante in a fit. I sure hope Charlie gets his story, I think that will be the one that will have me in tears. This story was a blast to read and I can’t wait to read the next book.

Hunting Danger by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Hunting Danger Cover 73b3l2pTitle: Hunting Danger

Series: Brac Village 27

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (95 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (February 11, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Maximus Brisco has been in hiding for over twenty years, terrified Taren Haynes will find him. Two years ago the sheriff of Brac Village found Max and gave what he thought was a normal German shepherd a home. But Max’s secret is out, and now he must convince his mate that he wasn’t purposely deceiving anyone. Too bad Dillon took off the night of his discovery and hasn’t returned.

Deputy Dillon Sloan is stunned to discover his boss’s dog is really his mate. When he finds out Max has trouble on his heels, he sets aside his anger at being duped and decides to help Max. But the masking potion Max has been using for years to hide his scent is having an adverse effect on him. Worse, Taren has discovered where Max is and the demon is coming for him. Dillon must find a cure for Max while trying to save him from a demon out for revenge.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-6099

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Hiding out at the Sheriff’s house as the cute and loveable German Shepard was going so good for him. However the fact that he was a shifter and hiding from a demon might stand in the way. Max accidentally shifts in front of his mate and has a lot of back tracking to do with not only his mate but the sheriff.

Dillion was past annoyed. He always pet and scratched the sheriff’s dog not knowing that he was a shifter nor his mate. Hell he always threatened to steal him but now the mutt was his permanently. To bad his mate was more into deception then anything. That is until he finds out why.

I actually liked this quite a bit and enjoyed the characters. The story moved at an even pace and was full of action and excitement, not to mention some hot sexy times. I was glad to see Panahasi once more as well as his warriors. I also spent time laughing my ass off with most of it. I always liked a good story with humor in it, and this author gives that in spades.

Theron by Fel Fern

Fel Fern - Theron Cover 438h3lTitle: Theron

Series: Abel’s Bloodline 03

Author: Fel Fern

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Short Story (74 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (August 15, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Vampire lieutenant Theron is not known for his mercy. When an enemy coven sends a blood slave to kill him, Theron shows forgiveness. He feels unexpected possessiveness and attraction to his would-be assassin. Realizing Seth is his mate, Theron offers Seth his protection, but will the human ever learn to trust another vampire again?

Seth’s entire life changed when a vampire took him from the streets and turned him into a blood slave. He never thought he could stomach being around vampires after his ordeal, but Theron’s different. When Theron secures his freedom, Seth doesn’t know what to do next. The last thing he expects is to fall for his surprising savior, but loving the vampire warrior might mean his doom.

When someone from Theron’s own coven betrays him and threatens his happiness with Seth, can Theron weed out the traitor in time?

ISBN: 978-1-64243-317-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Abel’s Bloodline collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Seth had been living on the streets trying to survive. That is until he was taken by vampires and turned into a blood slave. Then to be offered a chance at freedom, but it comes with a price. He was to kill another.

Theron figured it out and decided to help his mate out. There was the problem of someone trying to kill him and that there was a big threat inside their coven. They had a traitor to find.

I actually liked this one a bit more than the first two. It still has a dark tone to it and a lot of pain inside, but it also has a second chance and forgiveness. I found that my attention was actually kept with this story till the end. I will admit that for such a short story it does come off like a full size novel. This author sure does know how to give details in such a short read. I actually enjoyed it more than I thought and can’t wait to see what the next story has going on. I will also admit that this is not one of those types that will be read more than once.